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Rammstein - Bustle In Belarus, Cont'd


Original news, posted on 24.02.2010

Rammstein are in trouble... again. Authorities in Belarus have declared Germany's Rammstein a threat to the state. They questioned an upcoming concert in Minsk, saying letting it go on would be a "costly mistake" for the country.

Rammstein's music could "destroy the Belarusian state system," said the country's Public Council on Morality on Monday. The Council described the band's songs as propaganda for "violence, masochism, homosexuality and other abnormalities" and said "permitting a Rammstein concert would be a costly mistake."

The German group, which is known for the sexual and violent nature of its lyrics, was scheduled to perform at Minsk Arena on March 7. Writer Mikalay Charhinets, head of the government's Public Council on Morality said he regretted that tickets had already been sold for the concert, but that if the event were to take place, the program would need to be revised in order to prevent "extremism."

Belarus is a former Soviet republic and has been ruled since 1994 by President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been referred to as Europe's "last dictator." The country's Public Council on Morality, a state-sponsored censorship agency, was founded in 2009 and has been accused of suppressing freedom of opinion.

The Rammstein concert organizers told the Interfax-West news agency on Monday that they had "no information that Rammstein will spread violent, perverse, cruel or Nazi ideology at their concert in Minsk."


UPDATE

In an ongoing quest of the Belarusian Public Council on Morality to make complete fools of themselves, the members of the Council now demand a preview of the show that Rammstein are scheduled to perform in Minsk on March 7. Here's the story as reported by Naviny.by - a Belarusian news site:

"The members of the Council believe that with its work, the band openly propagates homosexuality, masochism and other perversions, as well as cruelty, violence and abusive language," the Public Council on Morality said in a statement issued on Monday. "The group's concerts often feature live acts of intercourse, ejaculation and acts of imitating the Nazis."

"We looked through pictures and watched videos of Rammstein shows," Mikalay Charhinets, chairman of the Council who heads the government-backed Union of Writers of Belarus, said in an interview with BelaPAN. "They really show pornographic, violent and cruel scenes," he said.

The Council wants officials who have permitted the show to watch the preview "to either ban the concert or bear responsibility for the propagation of violence, cruelty and Nazi ideology," Mr. Charhinets said.

An organizer of the show told BelaPAN that no appeals for the preview had been submitted by the culture ministry or any organizations.

Founded in July 2009 at the suggestion of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Union of Writers of Belarus, the Public Council on Morality includes around 30 members -- representatives of the Orthodox, Catholic, Judaic and Muslim denominations, public associations and art unions, as well as art figures, educators and scholars. Its officially declared priority is to tackle problem issues in society.

Source: dw-world.de
Band profile: Rammstein
Event: Rammstein: European Tour
Posted: 01.03.2010 by Thryce


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25.02.2010 - 01:04
Feng

This is just getting really stupid now....
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25.02.2010 - 01:08
VPeter

Further funny: Lukashenko begged against the West to do something against the sanctions, also because his boyfriend Russia didn't want to pay Belarus's massive debt and Lukashenko promised more democratic changes... So far from promises...
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25.02.2010 - 01:18
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Tage Westerlund
Written by VPeter on 25.02.2010 at 01:08

Further funny: Lukashenko begged against the West to do something against the sanctions, also because his boyfriend Russia didn't want to pay Belarus's massive debt and Lukashenko promised more democratic changes... So far from promises...


Well we shood ban belarus sport teams to, thets best way to fight whit tyrany, I hate Belarus gouremnent and yes Metal will destroy comunismus like ''it did whit ussr''
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25.02.2010 - 01:31
Posi76

If all it takes to destroy Belarus' state system is Rammstein's music, it must be a very weak state system. They should probably keep that fact quiet before they get invaded.
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25.02.2010 - 01:45
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Posi76 on 25.02.2010 at 01:31

If all it takes to destroy Belarus' state system is Rammstein's music, it must be a very weak state system. They should probably keep that fact quiet before they get invaded.


man tyranty likies control people mind, and such muisc is ''evil'' for them and leitly Lukašenko start ''fucking'' whit west, so ....
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25.02.2010 - 03:26
Damned-In-Black

Apparently a Belarusian ambassador in Berlin has said the concert has the go-ahead.

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25.02.2010 - 03:37
SatyriconChick

Um, yeah... Glad I'm not from Belarus. It's amazing to me that there's still censorship in many parts of the world. Ridiculous.
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25.02.2010 - 04:07
Slyfang

Just when you think the world can't get any more idiotic, you get a reminder that it won't give up trying its best
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25.02.2010 - 04:26
ImNotMetal

Belarus fans would be very disappointed
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25.02.2010 - 05:10
Locke
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Enjoy your fascist police state Belarus.
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25.02.2010 - 05:29
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Quote:
"violence, masochism, homosexuality and other abnormalities"


How about we get back to the XVIIIth century
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25.02.2010 - 05:32
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I'm at a loss for words. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
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25.02.2010 - 06:11
Symmachus

Okay, so they are banned from Belarus, eh? Here we go again.
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25.02.2010 - 06:31
yourmomiskvlt

You have to admit, it takes some fucking balls to accuse a band with jewish band members of nazism.
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25.02.2010 - 07:46
Zuzuz0r

Well, I'm not a Rammstein fan, but these things are getting more and more ridiculous.
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25.02.2010 - 07:53
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Country ban = $$$
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25.02.2010 - 08:46
Metalbound7

I need to kill that bunch of retarded grandpas, the council for morality?, thats pathetic, i will rape them, and kill them and then rape them again!
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25.02.2010 - 09:14
..ExoTeaR..

Rape is like the eternal question of pizza...... Is it better cold or warm, that is all.
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25.02.2010 - 09:21
Number Juan

Didn't know that Rammstein was so strong to destroy an entire state system...
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25.02.2010 - 09:22
ItalktotheWind
Wood Troll
Written by Slyfang on 25.02.2010 at 04:07

Just when you think the world can't get any more idiotic, you get a reminder that it won't give up trying its best

awesome post
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25.02.2010 - 09:33
Sternberg

All the eastern block ex-com. countries have they own fossils, that try constantly (and sometimes sucsesfully) to align the system again to the communism doctrines, or at least to stop the liberating process.
But there is still hope .... I know that Medvedev likes Deep Purple, Black Sabbath....
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25.02.2010 - 09:34
silenius

Council of morality? seriously? great cover for ''state powered council aiming to ban everything that has a positive impact on our population´´
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25.02.2010 - 10:09
Hermann Langke
Brahmastra Corps
That's very lame.
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25.02.2010 - 10:23
Ivan
Retired Admin
Belarus is probably the most hilarious autocracy in the world. Ruled by a severely delusional old farmer-type guy, 20 years later they still can't let go the communist past. You would totally expect this kind of ridiculous censorship in Soviet Union, Belarus just keeps true to its legacy.
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25.02.2010 - 11:13
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Tage Westerlund
Written by Guest on 25.02.2010 at 05:10

Enjoy your fascist police state Belarus.


Its comunistic state , not fasistic
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25.02.2010 - 11:38
Charly546

Best. Promotion. For. A. Band. Ever. (Note the punctuation after each word - it's really that good)

Rammstein - "We are a national threat to Belarus"; "We can destroy the Belarusian state system".
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25.02.2010 - 12:41
destroyah
supercharger
Written by Bad English on 25.02.2010 at 11:13

Written by Guest on 25.02.2010 at 05:10

Enjoy your fascist police state Belarus.


Its comunistic state , not fasistic



Communism is an economic doctrine. The government telling people what they can or cannot enjoy is a textbook example of fascism.

But I agree that this news is awesome promo for the band
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25.02.2010 - 13:12
Sternberg

Communism is an economic doctrine.

Oh no, sadly it's not only economic, mainly is a social, political totalitarianismic regime, that creates monsters.
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25.02.2010 - 13:37
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Someone finds Temnozor too evil to play in Netherlands, someone finds Rammstein too evil to play in Belarus...Temnozor is accused from Nazi propaganda, which is banned in the west, Rammstein propagates way of life which is undesired in Belarus...there is NO difference in that
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25.02.2010 - 13:43
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Tage Westerlund
When there be WC in hockey there i hope all will wear Rammstein t shirts and lukašenko will give order arest al hahhahahahh
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